Dozens of cattle semen cylinders exploded in a fire at Yarram Herd Services overnight. Picture: Bonnie Barkmeyer/Twitter
Dozens of cattle semen cylinders exploded in a fire at Yarram Herd Services overnight. Picture: Bonnie Barkmeyer/Twitter

Horror clean-up after semen explosion

Exploding semen cylinders have caused a massive mess at a Yarram cattle breeding facility overnight.

Firefighters were called to Yarram Herd Services just after 3am following reports of a fire.

A CFA spokesman said about 100 cryogenic cylinders containing cattle semen exploded in the blaze.

"There were quite a few explosions," said the spokesman.

The ferocious blaze took 10 crews 2½ hours to contain.

MORE NEWS

RESPECTED JUDGE TIPPED AS NEW CHIEF MAGISTRATE

THE BACHELOR INSPIRES AUSSIE LOVERS' DATE NIGHTS

A major clean-up is now underway at the Rogers St property.

Police, paramedics and a power company attended the scene.

Yarram Herd Services is an artificial cattle breeding service.

aneeka.simonis@news.com.au

@AneekaSimonis


Premier plea: Flight blow gives operators ‘no choice’

premium_icon Premier plea: Flight blow gives operators ‘no choice’

Whitsunday tourism businesses report $5m+ losses in direct bookings within 72 hours...

Wet weather will sweep through but clear by weekend

premium_icon Wet weather will sweep through but clear by weekend

Showers between Bowen and Mackay could bring as much as 20-50mm of rain.

Cash, cigarettes stolen during seven break-ins in one night

premium_icon Cash, cigarettes stolen during seven break-ins in one night

Police are calling for information about the spate of offences in Cannonvale and...